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Rollerski practice sessions generally take place on Spen Valley
Greenway, Cleakheaton. The meeting point is where the Greenway goes over Whitechapel Road.
Free teaching and coaching is available in both classic and skating techniques.
New learners are most welcome. If this is your first time with the club and/ or
you need to borrow club equipment, please phone Martin Appleby in advance
(see contacts page). Rollerski practice is on every Thursday
evening during the summer. Last date 29 August
due to failing light. Coaching should be available most weeks but
there may be some weeks when it will be just free skiing.
Rollerski "tours" are a fun day out. Think day out on a bicycle in pleasant company on a cycleway or very quiet roads somewhere nice - but on rollerskis! They are non-competitive! No-one gets left behind. If you need a rest, the leader will ensure that you get one if you make them aware. For more detail on tours that interest you please feel free to discuss this with Martin Appleby or Helen Bell (see contacts page). Members of the other clubs and associated cyclists are most welcome on our tours. Please contact the organiser if you are coming along.
On-snow skiing. If we have any snow in winter, outings will be arranged at short notice depending on when and where the snow falls, so keep in touch via Martin Appleby or other committee member. Ski Hire. The club has purchased several pairs of new no wax skis, which are available for hire to members. In addition, due to the generosity of various people, we also have three pairs of metal edged waxable touring skis and leather boots which are also available for hire.
EQUIPMENT HIRE: Both on snow and rollerskis can be hired from the club at a very reasonable price. £3 per session. £8 per weekend. Contact Martin Appleby.
We hope you will enjoy as many events as possible, including the walks, cycle rides, canoeing etc. And if that's not enough, we're always open to suggestions. Please note that some events may be re-arranged if the circumstances warrant it.
For National events generally, keep an eye on the Snowsport England (SSE) website and follow through "Cross Country" then "Calendar of Events" (may not be on first page). Click here for the opening page of Snowsport England's website (www.snowsportengland.org.uk)
For quick info on dates and contacts for SSE National Rollerski Courses see "Special Events" below.
SAFETY - When rollerskiing in public places, it is kindly requested that members show thoughtful consideration towards other people. Extreme care should be exercised with regard to speed and use of poles when approaching or being approached by others, especially in the vicinity of children, cyclists or animals. Please do not give anyone cause for complaint; otherwise, enjoy your rollerskiing.
The YDCCSC programme is below, including some events of other clubs, and SSE events. These may be changed at short notice if circumstances change, so please keep in touch.
Sat/Sun 13/14th PRESTATYN/ CAERNAFON A weekend of roller skiing in North Wales organised by MANCHESTER XC Club. Contact Chris Greene (via Martin Appleby).
Sat 27th YDCCSC AGM Your chance to have a say in how the club is run. The format will be, rollerskiing in the morning on the Spen Valley Greenway, followed by lunch at Helen's house(at the club's expense), followed by the official AGM. Please let us know in advance if you intend to come, so we have an idea of numbers. Contacts Martin Appleby, Helen Bell.
Sat/Sun 4/5th CAMBRIDGE Saturday afternoon cycling around Grafham water, followed by Sunday rollersking on the superb Cambridge cycleway. Contact Martin Appleby.
Thurs 9th SPEN VALLEY GREENWAY Evening rollerski training starts Thursday evenings throughout the summer, 7.00pm. Equipment hire contact Martin Appleby.
Sun 19th SOUTH DALTON Rollerskiing in the Yorkshire Wolds around the pretty village of South Dalton near Beverley. Classic in the morning and skate in the afternoon with lunch at the village pub. Contact Martin Appleby.
Sun 2nd STANZA STONES WALK A walk on the moors above Ilkley to view some of Simon Armitage's Pennine Poetry. The Stanza Stones were erected in 2012, and we will see the Beck Stone , the Puddle Stone and possibly the Dew Stone. Contact Susan Green (via Martin Appleby).
Sun 16th FLAMBOROUGH HEAD WALK A 20 mile walk (or less ) along some of England's finest cliffs, with opportunities to see nesting seabirds. Contact Martin Appleby
Tuesday 18th Yorkshire Ski Federation AGM
Sun 30th June MIDDLETON ON THE WOLDS. Roller ski tour on the Yorkshire Wolds, taking in the villages of Middleton, Huggate and Warter. Skate or Classic. Contact Martin Appleby.
Sat/Sun 6/7th HAYES SSE rollerski course
Sun 14th MALTON A cycle ride in the picturesque countryside of North Yorkshire. Contact John Anderson.
Sun 21st YORK A rollerski tour on the York to Selby cycleway organised by LAKELAND XC . Contact Michael and Helen Smith (via Martin Appleby).
Sun 4th MACCLESFIELD CANAL Canoeing in canadian canoes. No experience needed. Places are limited for this popular event, so please book early. Contact Helen Bell.
Wednesday 14th YDCCSC Committee Meeting.
Sat 17th LANCASTER A one hour rollerski race organised by LAKELAND XC Contact Michael and Helen Smith (via Martin Appleby).
Sun 18th CHESTER (To be confirmed) A rollerski tour alongside the river Dee, organised by MANCHESTER XC. Contact Chris Greene (via Martin Appleby).
Sat/Sun 24/25th HETTON/LYONS SSE rollerski course.
Thursday 29th SPEN VALLEY GREENWAY Final evening rollerski session.
Events may possibly be arranged.
Sat/Sun 5/6th LANCASTER SSE rollerski course.
RACING In summer, rollerski racing takes place at a number of venues throughout the country. Anyone interested can find out more from www.gb-raceroll.org.uk Click here for details of GB ROLLERSKI RACE CALENDAR 2013.
SNOWSPORT ENGLAND (SSE) During the summer, the Nordic Key Committee organises three weekend rollerski courses with top class coaches. We urge club members of all standards to attend at least one of them.
Sat/Sun 6/7th July HAYES, LONDON Contact Gerard Evans (via Martin Appleby).
Sat/Sun 24/25th August HETTON/LYONS, DURHAM Contact Helen Bell.
Sat/Sun 5/6th October LANCASTER Contact Michael and Helen Smith (via Martin Appleby).
Proficiency Awards. For those interested in taking SSE Proficiency Awards, contact Martin Appleby. (click here for more details of Proficiency Awards)
YDCCSC members also take part in the events of the other SSE affiliated clubs and they in ours.
All the clubs take part in SSE nordic events and training courses.
You can view their websites for event details by going to our Other Clubs page for a Link.
The club always welcomes new suggestions for club activities.